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Senior Midwife - Hazel Ward

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience pro rata per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2024
Senior Midwife - 30 Bedded Mixed Ante/Post Natal Ward of which 6 beds are dedicated to our Neonatal Transitional Care Unit

Maternity Leave cover- 14 month- 15 hours per week - Job share

Are you a motivated, dynamic and inspirational Midwife looking for a new challenge?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced midwife to join and lead our team of Midwives and Support workers in continuing to provide a safe and quality service to the women, birthing people and their families in Swindon and surrounding areas.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:
  • A clear understanding of the role of the Senior Midwife
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership skills
  • Be confident in facilitating evidence based Antenatal and Postnatal care and supporting other staff members to provide high quality care
  • Be proficient in providing to support junior staff with regards to relevant clinical skills such as Examination of the Newborn, Induction of labour, management of emergency situations and management of high risk pregnancies as well as positive ward experience.
  • Ability to safely manage maternity services operations in the absence of the Matron.
  • Staff management skills.

For further information about working within the Great Western Hospital, please visit our website on

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have continuing responsibility for a defined caseload/team including appropriate management of resources and contributory responsibility for a defined budget. They will provide effective midwifery leadership in a multidisciplinary team. The position provides a specialist clinical role in addition to the management of operational issues and the provision of expert health advice. Essentially this will incorporate the provision of care to patients and their families in accordance with the philosophy and standards of care within the area, ensuring that values and beliefs are upheld.

About us

Whether you already live here, or are thinking of relocating, you'll find Swindon is a great place to live and offers a surprisingly rich quality of life at a pleasingly low cost of living. Affordable high-quality housing, glorious countryside, modern shopping hubs, great schools and brilliant transport links - we're less than a mile from Junction 15 of the M4, and there's a great bus service from the town centre. Less cost, less commuting, more time for you.

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

ServiceWe will put our patients first

TeamworkWe will work together

Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

RespectWe will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Be responsible for the delivery of care to ensure the individual needs of the mothers, babies and families are met based on a holistic approach to care.2. Be responsible for maintaining own clinical competence in line with NMC Standard 17 Essential skills clusters.3. Demonstrate competence in relevant clinical skills including examination of the newborn, IV cannulation, IV drug administration and neonatal and obstetric emergencies and support other midwives, student midwives and junior medical staff in their acquisition of these skills including provision of training sessions.4. Be responsible for shift Co-ordination and management on a daily basis including the co-ordination of Hazelward and will use their judgement to ensure safe allocation of staff within the clinical area.

Please find attached a full job description and person specification

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration
  • Practising Midwife
  • Maintain portfolio and PREPP requirements
  • ALSO/PROMPT course or equivalent experience
  • Mentorship/preceptorship trained


  • Educated to Masters Level or evidence of working towards



  • Evidence of Professional development
  • Knowledge of research methodologies and audit
  • Child Protection training
  • Shift management experience


  • Recognised management study
  • Recognised leadership training

Knowledge and Skills


  • Substantial midwifery experience including Intrapartum care in a high risk environment. ? Recent experience of leading a team ? Knowledge of midwifery issues in the wider content of the NHS ? Knowledge of statutory supervision ? Evidence of up to date current midwifery skills and competencies including perineal suturing, cannulation, intravenous medications and care of epidural, PCA, scrub midwife role ? Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and co-ordinate a multidisciplinary team to do the same. ? Leadership and team building skills ? Ability to constantly apply analytical skills to practice. ? Working knowledge of clinical governance and its effect on care ? Ability to effectively manage complaints ? Ability to manage resources effectively ? An ability to manage staff effectively including absence and appraisals and performance ? Ability to recognise and appropriately manage conflict


  • NIPE ( Examination of the Newborn ) training and competence. ? The ability to write clear and concise reports. ? The ability to prepare and deliver presentations to a group of people. ? The ability to teach one to one and in group settings. ? Ability to communicate complex or sensitive information about wellbeing to anxious patients and relatives. ? The ability to support clients and staff sensitively following pregnancy loss. ? ALSO or PROMPT or equivalent Obstetric emergency training . ? Obstetric emergency facilitation of training. ? NLS training

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Rd



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